Artist Whitfield Lovell uses his personal archive of late nineteenth and early twentieth century studio photographs of African Americans as the basis for his charcoal drawings on wood. Paying close attention to the grain and texture of the wood as well as to any remnants of color from paint or wallpaper, the artist adds found objects, creating a three-dimensional work that brings strangers from the past directly into the viewer's world.
Twenty assorted full-color 4 3/4 x 6 3/4" blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box. ISBN: 0-7649-2148-7. See also: Whispers from the Walls, The Art of Whitfield Lovell softcover book.